September 22, 2017

China opens Wuhan - Jiujiang high-speed line

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CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) launched commercial operations on a 224km high-speed line linking Wuhan in Hubei province with Jiuijang in neighbouring Jiangxi on September 21.

The northern section between Wuhan and Daye, which forms part of the Wuhan Metropolitan Area Intercity Railway Huangshi line, has been operational since June.

At Jiuijang the line joins the 131km high-speed line to Nanchang, which opened in September 2010.

The completion of the line to Jiuijang reduces the journey time from Beijing to Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi province, to 6h 17min.

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